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  Re: Removing Ear Wax Got Rid of Chronic Cough

Fri, 21 Apr 17 12:29:11 -0700
Posted by Jholl (Louisville, Ky) on 04/21/2017

Since posting this, I found out as we all age, ear wax tends to dry out. This means that impaction of the wax can become more prevalent. I used a combination of 3% hydrogen peroxide and water to clean the ears.

  Re: Castor Oil for Gut Issues

Fri, 21 Apr 17 12:28:18 -0700
Posted by Kt (Usa) on 04/21/2017

Dear EC,

I feel like I have fibroids in my GI tract. I know I have adhesions from multiple surgeries and at the same time I have seen and felt evidence of intussusception and/or volvulus.

Even though I no longer have one, I have been trying the remedies for fibroids in the uterus (BSM & ACV w/BS). I could not find a separate listing for GI tract problems other than constipation.

I swallow chopped up garlic gloves for possible ICV problem. I did read about hot castor oil packs...I need to know exactly where to go get what I need...I'm going to make attempts to go to the's just hard right now...I have to "bite the bullet", run into a store grab what I need and get back home.

Does anyone have any other ideas? I feel so bloated and full of fluid. I have also been taking more vitamin C. I also purchased a lumbar vibrating pillow for my husband and have been using that on my abdomen...I thought it was helping but now I wonder.

 Re: Will Supplements for Hep C and Liver Cancer Cancel BHT Effects?

Fri, 21 Apr 17 12:21:06 -0700
Posted by Earnie (Co) on 04/21/2017

Why do you think turmeric and milk thistle cancel the bht?

  Re: Borax for HS

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:40:55 -0700
Posted by Lynn (California) on 04/20/2017

UPDATE to my post from 10/29/16.

I tried again a few days ago with 1/8 tsp in 1 liter water and this nerve burning pain! What is different this time is that I have gone off my daily multivitamin 2 weeks ago and have been taking a daily Ginger Root capsule (to help with heartburn and Fluoride detox from taking cipro last year). I don't know if these two things (or just one of them) is the reason I'm not having the nerve burning this time but I'm just glad I don't so I can continued on. This is day 3 of using it.

  Re: Cayenne for Enlarged Prostate

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:29:26 -0700
Posted by Carolinablueskies55 (Nc) on 04/21/2017

Richard, would you please give more details how you do this? My hubby wants & needs to know. Thank you

  Re: Atrial Fib

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:28:25 -0700
Posted by Pat (Pa) on 04/21/2017

Yes, James, I think I did have some adrenal fatigue but it has gradually gotten better since I was diagnosed Afib and began researching and adding different supplements to my diet. But my Afib got worse! Well not really worse, in some ways better! It doesn't last for as many hours as it did before but episodes are more often.Maybe every other day now! Sometimes everyday! So I can't figure it out! They are really pushing ablation but I'm not sold on that yet! Another cardiologist that I went to ordered some kind of autonomous nervous system function test It seemed like a stupid test but he said that I have disorder which is probably why I can't stand taking the meds since my blood pressure keeps dropping when I sit and then stand or lie down and then stand! Sounds like dehydration to me! He did say I have to drink ALOT of water! I don't drink enough, I know.Never liked to drink much! He is putting me on a different beta blocker "Carvidolol" I think its called and maybe I'll try that although I doubt it will prevent Afib! Beta blockers don't! Even though they tryto tell you they do All they do is lower your heart rate! But irregular beats still persist! Thanks for the tips and appreciate any you can give!

  Re: Cayenne Drops Stop A Fib Attack

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:27:41 -0700
Posted by Pat (Pa) on 04/21/2017

Hi Henry! Sounds like you know how to fix it when it comes at least! I'm starting to get better at that! But they want me to have ablation. Have you ever had one? I am not sold on that as of yet.I still believe I can "fix" it with some supplement or alternative treatment myself! Don't want them messing with my electrical system! Hawthorn, Mag, Taurine and CoQ10 have helped me also so I think there has got to be something out there that will work! I will try the cayenne when I get it and see if that shortens it! I take betablockers when I go into afib only.As they don't help to "prevent"it from coming! So I figure, Why take them otherwise?I can slow heart rate down when it comes, using them!

  Re: Dietary Changes Not Helping IBS-D

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:25:59 -0700
Posted by Elizabeth (Ny) on 04/21/2017

Thank you, MT. I never knew about this root but will call the health food store and see if they have it. They probably do, they seem to have just about everything I have never heard of before. Had some fennel tea last night before going to bed and it was basically an uneventful night..very little with the going and my tummy was not as bad as it has been. Would like to try this root tea though. Thank you again.

Stomach Ulcer Relief With Cayenne and Honey

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:24:59 -0700
Posted by Pepper33 (Houston, Tx) on 04/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Stomach Ulcers seal them using Cayenne Pepper and honey. The Cayenne or Red pepper works by expanding on contact with water, it can even be used to seal a radiator in an emergency. It is natural food people have eaten for many years. I took a half teaspoon with food and honey at night for a few months and now there is no need for Nexium. Stress increases stomach acid and small ulcers can form. Cayenne seals open wounds and Honey has natural antibiotic properties. And honey makes anything taste better.

Flaxseed, Exercise for High Blood Pressure

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:13:02 -0700
Posted by John777 (Houston, Tx) on 04/21/2017
5 out of 5 stars

@ Mia (Canada) on 8/16/16: I am researching high blood pressure and perimenopausal women. I am finding LOTS on hormonal changes and higher blood pressure / hypertension. Experiencing this at the moment... not fun!


I was put on a medicine that raised testosterone and affected hormones 100,000%. I understand how uncomfortable you may feel. I found using Two or more tablespoons of flaxseed flour daily raised the estrogen hormone levels and matched the testosterone levels, and it feels much better.

Exercise is also a good part of releasing the stressful feelings associated with it, a smooth gait focusing on relaxing and letting go of stress helps. Think of like you were running 5 miles, conserving your strength and relaxing. Releasing tension is very helpful. I had to run in high school. I did sports, worked and then studied until 11:00PM. I was tired from not enough sleep at the end of the day. Running like this, and being in prayer as I ran was very helpful. I was tired, but it helped me have enough to finish the run the coach wanted and it did relax me too.

  Re: A Bar of Soap for Restless Leg Syndrome

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:07:54 -0700
Posted by Karen Stropki (W) on 04/21/2017

I have tried the bar of soap and got some relief. After reading several of these posts, I am going to use the sock idea. I used to take Klonopin for years and it completely took care of the RLS. Then it went generic and the generic did not work. However, I would like to report that I tried aspercreme pain reducing Creme. I rubbed it on my calves and got total relief. You can get this at any drug store. I am puzzled that it does work. It suggests that there is some inflammation. I have always read it was a nerve problem. Unless the nerves that are involved with the muscles are so irritable that they cause the muscles in the leg to be inflamed. However, the aspercream should not work on nerves.

I guess it is just treating a symptom of RLS and not the underlying cause. I have had RLS for 30 years so hopeful that some of these new tricks will manage the problem.

  Re: Apple Cider Vinegar for Allergic Reaction to Shellfish

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:04:27 -0700
Posted by Heavan (New Mexico ) on 04/20/2017

Do you have sever stomach pain when you have a reaction too? Just curious because I have been becoming randomly allergic to different fruits and veggies. It's possible for me also to become allergic to shell fish as well. But I just get super bad pain in my upper abdomen.

  Re: Improving Lichen Sclerosus With Diet

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:03:50 -0700
Posted by Lora (Dc) on 04/20/2017

I have recently learned that Lyme disease can also be a cause because of its autoimmune properties

  Re: Melanoma Treatment

Fri, 21 Apr 17 09:03:33 -0700
Posted by Caroline (Montreal) on 04/20/2017

I have Hashimoto's disease for which I take synthroid and did a therapy using an iodine tincture to get rid of a melanoma and everything went well regardless of my thyroid issue.

  Re: Rubbing Alcohol for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:29:49 -0700
Posted by Shannon (Pennsylvania ) on 04/20/2017

Thank Alicia, I never used rubbing alcohol on them before but am trying it now! Seems to have lessen the pain for me and kinda made them smaller. I had thought that maybe the birth control made them worse too so I stopped taking it and I've gotten a lot of them, but at same time when I was on birth control I'd have periods where I'd get a lot of boils or extremely bad ones. So I'm not sure what to believe any more. It took me almost ten years to find out a name to what I had and then when I did found there was no cure! And drs and dermatologist just want to give antibiotics! It sucks and some days it's hard! I haven't found anything to add to maybe making things better for someone out there with it! Just wanted to say thanks for the alcohol idea.

Natural Remedies to Lower PTH Level?

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:29:07 -0700
Posted by Keesha (Dehradun - India) on 04/19/2017

I am 13+ year female. My leg are bow shape. taking Calcium (rocaltrol) and Phosporous (Phosphate Sandoz)

Now my PTH level 6.3 pg/ml. please suggest

Remedies Needed for Sarcoidosis from Mettalosis

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:26:19 -0700
Posted by Gdishealer (06084) on 04/19/2017

Sarcoidosis: A close family member exhibit most all the symptoms. Lung, heart, shingles like condition (we are told) skin erruptions. She has had various hip replacement surgeries and is well known she has metallosis. The hips can not be removed. Suggestions for treating metallosis with symptoms of sarcoidosis.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Apple Cider Vinegar Increasing Energy

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:23:14 -0700
Posted by Nic' Harris (Independence Mo) on 04/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I am starting to drink the ACV again just yesterday and I notice a very big difference in my stomach and my energy level has gone up. I'm going to post again in 2 weeks to update you on if I am feeling the same. Thanks for watching.

Dietary Changes Help Geographic Tongue

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:20:35 -0700
Posted by Taroopher (Brazil) on 04/20/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Geographic tongue -> multiple remedies

Hello guys, I've reading earthclinic since 2013 trying to find why I have geographic tongue, acne, stomach pain and many other symtoms. I tried to many things that you could not imagine. My house is a lab. I live for it.

I found some kind of cure for my geographic tongue. Its food. There are several foods that triggers geographic tongue. It's through histamine. High histamine foods triggers the condition. This means that almost everything will trigger your geographic tongue.

It's very sad to hear, but I can't have a normal life like everyone else. I can't eat eggs, bread, gym powders, dairy.. It's a long and exausting list.. really.. It doesn't worth mention what I can eat. It's worth saying what I can in fact eat, which is not much.. unfortunally.

Wake up, eat some cooked potato. For lunch-> Rice, veggies (kale, lettuce, etc), legumes (like zucchini, pod, carrots, etc), chicken, meat. That is it. Your entire diet should be this. I can also drink carrot juice, but that is it!

If you try to eat anything out of this diet, I suffer, that is all. I'm so sorry about it, but I'm trying for 4 years now and this in the only thing that kind of works.

It's not solving the problem though, just avoiding symptoms.

  Re: Coffee Side Effects

Thu, 20 Apr 17 18:19:14 -0700
Posted by Heather (Utah) on 04/20/2017

Exactly. I was desperate and drank a whole pot of rather disgusting coffee one night at work to stay awake. (I help in night security for a troubled teens facility.) Anyways, by morning time I figured that the killer pain in my right big toes first joint was gout along with the heat and the swelling. Yet a cup of coffee a day can help with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Definitely moderation to everything. (Well almost everything. Can't see any good from some bad illicit drugs.)